Hathurusingha in list of possible BAN coaches

2019-08-08 at 14:02

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has cranked up its search for the senior team coach, with the side’s next assignment – a one-off Test against Afghanistan – less than a month away.

The board’s shortlist includes Chandika Hathurusingha, Mike Hesson, Grant Flower, Paul Farbrace and Russell Domingo, after Andy Flower declined the board’s offer a second time.

The BCB may be in a race with other subcontinent boards, with India, Pakistan and Afghanistan also looking for a head coach, and ongoing issues between Hathurusingha and Sri Lanka Cricket.

Hesson, the former New Zealand coach, is a frontrunner, with BCB president Nazmul Hassan and some directors expressing interest.

However, Domingo, who coached South Africa from 2013 to 2016, was the first coach to be interviewed as the board began its process in Dhaka today.

Grant Flower, who was Pakistan’s batting coach, and Hathurusingha remain on the periphery of the board’s interest.

Hathurusingha, who coached Bangladesh from 2014 to 2017, is known to be a favourite of the BCB president and a few directors, even though he quit to take up the Sri Lanka job in October 2017.